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United States' head coach Jurgen Klinsmann talks during a press conference following a training session in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

U.S.-Germany World Cup match viewing party at Hermosa Beach Pier

HERMOSA BEACH (CNS) – A free viewing party for today’s U.S.-Germany World Cup match will be held at the Hermosa Beach Pier, with organizers expecting 3,000-7,000 people. The ESPN telecast from Recife, Brazil, of the […]

06/26/2014

Italy's Giorgio Chiellini complains after Uruguay's Luis Suarez ran into his shoulder with his teeth during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan)

Suarez dilemma: FIFA opens case on bite incident

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Luis Suarez could become just as awkward for football’s international organizers to handle as he has been for rival teams at the World Cup. The Uruguay forward should find out […]

06/25/2014

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Dark side of the World Cup personified in viral video

Results from a research paper published in the journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency showing “a match day trend that the risk of domestic abuse rose by 26% when the England team won or […]

06/25/2014

Lionel Messi is lifted as Argentina celebrates its win again Nigeria. (AP Foto/Michael Sohn)

Argentina beats Nigeria 3-2 as both teams advance

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in their last World Cup group match on Wednesday, with Lionel Messi and Ahmed Musa scoring two goals each before Marcos Rojo kneed in the winner. […]

06/25/2014

Soccer fans pose for pictures with a statue of super hero Hulk near the Granja Comary training center, where Brazil is training during the World Cup, in Teresopolis, Brazil, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. The statue is in tribute to Brazil's soccer player named Hulk. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

BRAZIL BEAT: A Hulk-ing photo opportunity

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — Fans visiting Brazil’s training camp are lining up for a smashing photo opportunity with a huge statue of the superhero Hulk dressed in a national team jersey. The statue, located in […]

06/25/2014

This June 18, 2014 photo shows the cobble streets of Olinda, Brazil. The coastal town of Olinda was founded in the 1530's by Portuguese explorer Duarte Coelho. The lumber and sugarcane industries that flourished in the area made Olinda one of the most important colonial outposts in all of Brazil. (AP Photo/Brett Martel)

Panoramic views of 500-year-old town

OLINDA, Brazil (AP) — Atop a hill offering panoramic views of the World Cup city of Recife is the nearly 500-year-old coastal town Olinda. Fans such as Ricky Jaramillo of Chicago have found its narrow, […]

06/24/2014

Italy's Giorgio Chiellini displays his shoulder showing apparent teeth marks after colliding with the mouth of Uruguay's Luis Suarez during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Holyfield weighs in on World Cup bite

NATAL, Brazil (AP) — It was inevitable: Evander Holyfield has weighed in on Luis Suarez’s bite. Television replays appeared to show the Uruguay striker digging his teeth into the shoulder of Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini late […]

06/24/2014

A fan with the colors of the Japanese flag painted on his face reacts as he looks at a smartphone photo before the group C World Cup soccer match between Japan and Colombia at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)

BRAZIL BEAT: Japan fans wave blue garbage bags

CUIABA, Brazil (AP) — Forget banners. Many Japanese fans were waving bright blue garbage bags at the group stage finale against Colombia. The Japanese have touched spectators around the world by cleaning up their trash […]

06/24/2014

Uruguay's Luis Suarez reacts while sitting on the pitch during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Biting off trouble: Suarez in World Cup spotlight

NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could once again be in trouble and facing a long ban after appearing to bite an Italian opponent Tuesday in a key World Cup group game. The […]

06/24/2014

Spain's Cesc Fabregas leaves the field after the group B World Cup soccer match between Australia and Spain at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014.  Spain won the match 3-0.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

BRAZIL BEAT: Spain’s team plane hit by lightning

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After being unceremoniously booted from World Cup competition, Spain’s national team had a tough ride home when the plane most players were traveling in was hit by lightning just before […]

06/24/2014

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